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Poetic Earthlings is a cosmic joyride for your ears. These are short, dark and beautiful stories that will challenge your perspective.

Each show is different but they all will take you to unexpected places. If your new you can start with Programable, Better Version Of You, Murder Within the Colour Wheel or the latest episode.

Since this is a cosmic joyride for your ears I recommend headphones, and a mug of ginger tea.
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Pray And Run

Pray And Run

2021-02-2313:35

The Pray and Run policy wasn't working,as the streets remained deadly.The cities Health and Safety Inspector devised a simple way to protect his citizens from the foreign invaders, but will the council listen and change the policy before it's too late. Season 2, Episode 10 Special Announcement: Season 2 ends two weeks from now, don't worry I'm not going to leave you for a couple of months with nothing to listen to, what kind of Earthling would I be? So I will release the Mothership. This podcast goes behind the scenes of the main show to show you where I come up with crazy ideas and the mental hurdles along the way. If your an artist this show will help you to overcome imposter syndrome, creativity droughts and negative thinking. Each episode will be short so you can go back to your work of art. Contact: You can reach me on Twitter @Poeticearthling. I would like to hear from you. Also I'm on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yorkc/ Special Offer: If your thinking of starting a podcast to tell your story I recommend Blubrry. You can try them for one month free with the offer code, First Earthling.Go to Blubrry.com and enter the code First Earthling for your first month free. Music: All music is licensed under Epidemic Sound.
Look around you, the world is not as it seems. Everything is connected by a single thread. Sometimes we go down rabbit holes and lose are purpose, other times we find lucky charms along the way. Season 2, Episode 9 This is the most unusual episode of season 2 so far and I couldn't have created it without the help of Yewande Akinse, Mihai Brinas, Matt Seeley and the man of mystery Dark Samaritan. Their contribution elevated this concept from fleeting thoughts in my mind, to a tangible experience that goes beyond this world. Contact: To see what I'm doing when I'm not recording episodes you can visit me on Twitter @Poeticearthling or leave a message on my website Poeticearthlings.com Special Thanks: Thanks once again to the incredible poets on this episode:Matt Seeley is at mspoetry.com and you can tweet him @MattSeeleypoems Mihai Brinas can be reached on Twitter @MihaiBrinas Yewande Akinse is at Yewande.me and on Twitter at @Adwande Support: Please buy me a virtual coffee at Buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings and show your support. If your thinking about starting your own podcast you could join Blubrry.com free for one month with the special code, First Earthling. Music: All music in this episode is licensed under Epidemic Sound.
I met a white dude on the bus reading a book about African slavery, I felt uncomfortable but not for the reasons you may think. Season 2, Episode 8 My wife wants to trace are family tree, it would take a long time since our history is covered with invisible ink. This episode is not intended to make my White brothers and sisters feel guilty, keep in mind we are all Earthlings created by a Divine Architect. White Authors was written to explore unhealthy stereotypes of the black race and free our minds from historic ignorance. Spotlight Gord Lanyon is the Author of the Science Fiction novel The God Hunters, he's a friend of mine on Twitter and a fellow nerdy Canadian. His book is available on Amazon, please follow the links and purchase your copy. Support If your a fan of this show please show your love and buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee.com/poeticearthlings Contact To keep in touch with me I'm on Twitter @Earthlings also on PoeticEarthlings.com Music All music used under license by Epidemic Sound
Canadian Peacekeepers

Canadian Peacekeepers

2021-01-2111:43

He found himself in the middle of hell. Bullets ricocheted, bombs exploded but there was a voice on the other side of reality desperately trying to get his attention. Season 2, Episode 7 When I was younger I thought about joining the Canadian Military, the noble task of protecting the country and exporting Canadian values around the world was enticing. The closest I came to wearing the uniform was when my best friend joined Air Cadets.My two or three day stay was spent being barked at by the drill instructor and forced to do push-ups, I suck at push-ups. Sometimes we could have a romantic or an ideologistic view of the Military, perhaps it's just me. But after quitting Air Cadets in less than a week it confirms that I'm not military material. Support: To show your support please buy me a virtual coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings tell your friends about this show. Music: All of the incredible sounds and Hip Hop vibes and all grooves In between is used under license by Epidemic Sound. Contact: You could reach me at my galactic headquarters, A.K.A Poeticearthlings.comI'm also on Twitter @poeticearthlingand if you find me on Instagram I will mention you on my show.
Aiden’s Escape

Aiden’s Escape

2021-01-0812:551

Aiden's community was surrounded by four glass walls. No one imagined a universe outside of the confinements. His people's two year lifespan consisted of procreation and survival. Aiden wanted to go beyond his limits, his only hope is to breach the wall. Season 2, Episode 6 Do you feel that your life is one continuous maze with dead ends and detours? Social media is all about displaying our strengths and not our weaknesses. Aiden's Escape will go beyond the walls to see how we're manipulated and controlled. There was a time when government officials and people in authority were respected, we took their word as the gospel and pledged our allegiance. However, in this current time our vanguards of truth have went astray, not just the politicians but the media as well. Is humanity under a microscope, controlled and tested by the corporate elites?I'm not a conspiracy theorist, sometimes I like to stir the pot and ask questions. It is healthy to questions things, to be critical but not a cynic. Challenging are basic beliefs and assumptions sharpens the mind.When we forfeit are tools of reasoning we hold are mental doors open and accept every half-baked theory that flutters by. Support Please tell a friend about the show also buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings. You can give financially as a one time gift or monthly. Music All the music for this episode is licensed under Epidemic Sound Contact Twitter: @Poeticearthlings.comand LinkedIn.com/in/poeticearthlings/
This is a story of a modern day Mr. Scrooge. He was haunted by his former employees that hung from the Hillside Crosses. Mr. Bender, a Senior Vice President at a major medical supply company, made it standard practice to fire as many employees as H.R. would allow before the end of the year as a cost-savingmeasure. His goal was to cut just enoughemployees to save money, but not so many that production suffered. Every December, it was the same: fire and count the savings. And each year, he was getting more and more efficient at his "corporate game" until one day, his game changed thanks to an old wooden cross and the grace of anemployee he once mercilessly fired. Written by Brent Stark from the Most Precious Commodity podcast.Please listen and subscribe to his show. Spotlight Tim Hardie is the author of Hall of Bones, available on Amazon.Check out his website timhardieauthor.co.uk His Twitter: @TimHardieAuthor Thanks 2020 is a year to remember or forget, but I can't forget my listeners for your encouraging tweets and messages. Support To support your favorite podcast please buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee.com/poeticearthlings
Amazing Race

Amazing Race

2020-12-2410:49

You were the fastest swimmer,your tiny body made it across the finish line. This is Your story. Season 2, Episode 5 Everyone matters, from an unformed fetus, to your grandmother in her golden years.Human life is not irrelevant or random.We are not cosmic accidents.We are not insignificant space particles drifting aimlessly. In are disposable, secular culture there's a tendency to ignore the sacred.Everything about us is sacred.It's important to remember within this Cannibalistic society. This episode is the prequel to Eviction Notice from Season one, please give it a listen. Support Thank you to all my devoted Earthlings for buying me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlingsThe money is used for hosting fees, software, equipment and haircuts, everything to make this show sound and look better. Contact To spy on me go to Twitter, and type @poeticearthlings Website: Poeticearthlings.com Music All music is used under license from Epidemic Sound.
Life sometimes feels like a fishbowl,you swim in one direction bump your head and swim the other way.This goldfish had enough and decided to jump. Season 2, Micro Episode Goldfish's Suicide Letter was written in a dismal time in my life.I felt like a Goldfish in my small bachelor apartment as I contemplated the worse. If you can relate to this story seek help, depression grows when you remain silent. We need eachother, as the scriptures says, "man is not meant to be alone."And as John Donne phrased it, "No man is an Island." Spotlight Timothy Kimo Brien is a poet, author, Podcaster and visual artist.His show, Create Art Podcast, brings together all creative outlets and helps the listener to develop their own path. I was a guest on his show, we had a great time talking about our favorite subject.Please listen and subscribe to his show. Also his book, Two Princesses, is available on Amazon. Support Please continue to spread the word about this show, also you can show your support by buying me a coffee.You can give per episode or become a monthly member. Music All Music is licensed by Epidemic Sound
Slipped on a bar of soap, struck my head and rushed to the hospital. In and out of consciousness as I heard my family plotting the unthinkable. Season 2, Episode 4 To test your humanity you have to be pushed to the limit. Living in a perpetual state of luxury does not heighten spiritual awareness, on the contrary it could make you docile and impotent. In our current North American culture we are in pursuit of the happy pill, or we desire for the Government to pay our bills, wipe our nose and take out the trash. Whenever a nation becomes wealthy and at relative peace her citizens become apathetic and lethargic. Since there's no wars to fight and famine to vanquish we become selfish and small minded. Rather than giving ourselves over to creative projects and uplifting our fellow Earthlings we try to find blemishes.Instead of forgiveness and understanding we are quick to press the cancel button. In this story are main protagonist is on the verge of cancellation. On the surface he's an awful Earthling who only cares about himself. However, before we reach for the cancel button we need to look at ourselves in the mirror. Contact Please follow me on Twitter @poeticearthling Music All of the music is licensed under Epidemic Sound Support Please be a good earthling and support the show by buying me a coffee, every little bit goes a long way. Also, if you become a monthly member you will receive additional episodes not available on the main feed.Please continue to spread the word about the show and remind your friends to subscribe.
Charles Enigma, is the author of Return to Glory, he's also a freedom fighter, a war hero and a complicated earthling. I invited him to my show but he slapped his bible across my face. Season 2, Episode 3 Old charlie fought the Natzies in WW2, he stood beside Dr. King in the civil rights movement. He was an intellectual giant, a straight shooter, and a realist.As for me, I was his fanboy and consumed all of his books. It wasn't just ink on paper it was fire and blood. His words shifted you into a different mindset. I'm not sure why he slapped me across the face with his bible.Old Charlie didn't understand podcasting, his life was simple and he was determined to the end to keep it that way. Contact I'm available on Twitter @Poeticearthling Support If you enjoy the show please give at Buymeacoffee/poeticearthlingsYour financial support goes a long way. Music Thank you to Epidemic Sound, all of the music is used under license
Final Selfie

Final Selfie

2020-11-1907:39

They ignored the warning signs,eager to take off their clothes, jump in the lake and pitch their tent in the great outdoors. One of them confronted a native, took out his camera before the lights went out. Season 2, Micro Episode Do you enjoy taking selfies? It seems like everywhere you turn someone is posing for the camera. Selfies are awkward. They never seem natural, and don't get me started with duck faces and cute filters to make you look like an angel. You'll never catch me taking a selfie, if you do I give you permission to shoot me on spot. The story your about to listen to is a different kind of selfie, unfortunately this was trending last year. If you are one of these earthlings who derives pleasure from this risky behaviour please stop. Support Thank you for spreading the word about the show I appreciate you. Another way you can show your love is by buying me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings If this show is providing you with value then give accordingly. Monthly members will receive remixes and other content not available on the main podcast. Hire Me Do you have a story or poem you would like to convert into audio? As you know physical books are becoming less popular, sad but true. I could take your story record it in my voice, add sound effects, music and other sound design techniques. I have worked with authors from around the world to make their projects shine. I have recorded over 400 podcast and worked around the clock to make each production unique. Reach out to me. Contact I live and breath on Twitter @Poeticearthling feel free to leave me a DM, also I just started Linkedin, so far there's only crickets. Do me a favour, start following me linkedin.com/in/poeticearthlings Earthling Spotlight The one and only Danielle Novotny is in the Spotlight. She's the author of the Remade series of books. This is a science fiction adventure that will hold you in your chair until the last page. Please click the link on her name, you could also purchase your copy on Amazon Danielle Novotny grew up reading all genres of fiction and has always loved writing. Inspired by these stories, she began her writing career in 2016. Remade and Renown are the first two books in her Remade trilogy. Music Music in this episode is from Epidemic Sound
Programmable

Programmable

2020-11-1218:53

The crime scene was cut and dry, a disgruntled accountant armed with a suicide vest seeked revenge. An old fashioned cassette tape was left behind, one that could elevate your consciousness or turn you into a killer. Season 2, Episode 2 This story is a combination of two previous stories from season one: Murder within the colour wheel and Better version of you. To get the most out of this episode go back and listen to both of them. Murder within the colour wheel and Better version of you seems radically different on the surface. How can I connect both stories to tell a bigger story? This was a challenge, but as a writer I welcomed it. I listened carefully to both episodes over and over, again and again, trying to find the thread. I knew it was there I could feel it, but I couldn't describe it completely. When I found the thread I started writing. Inspiration? I have always been fascinated with mind control techniques, the idea that someone could manipulate our behaviour by inserting cleverly crafted words. Main stream media including social media has ways of shaping our reality. They sneak their way into our subconscious and plant seeds. Unfortunately many of us are succumbed by their titillating messages and bombarded by their fake images. With careful moves on the chessboard they have reprogrammed our minds. Thankfully this is not all of us. If we are mindful we can see through the lies and the misinformation. We can safeguard our most precious commodity, our mind. Support Please consider supporting this show on buymeacoffee/poeticearthling you can give a one time gift, monthly members will receive brand new content not available on the regular show. Poetic Earthlings Studio I'm pleased to announce the opening of my studio from podcast production to voice over work. If you have a short story and would like to see it come alive in an audio production I could help you. I have produced over 400 podcast episodes and worked with authors from around the world, some of their works are on my show. Contact You can reach me on twitter @Poeticearthling and on linkedin at Music Epidemic Sound supplied the music.
Micheal discovered an old forgotten picture box, each photo has the ability to warp space and time. Bonus Episode Written by Brent Stark from his podcast Most Precious Commodity. I stumbled onto Brent on Twitter, noticed his podcast and hit play.Brent is one of those high energy motivational speakers, designed and engineered for TED talks. I enjoy his lighthearted, down home, carefree nature and he makes you feel good after each episode. His show talks about the concept of time, if you listened to the first season of Poetic Earthlings you will notice a similar theme. Please subscribe to the Most Precious Commodity on Spotify or Android. Thank You Thank you to the writing community on Twitter, #WritingCommunity, for your comments and retweets, I appreciate you.Brent Stark, thank you for trusting me with your show.My queen, Valrica, for coming through on the last moment to record Lilly’s voice. Support Please continue to spread the word about this show, also consider supporting this podcast on buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings You can give per episode or monthly. Monthly members will receive brand new remixes and other content that’s not available in the main feed. Poetic Earthling Studios   If you need a voice over for your short story or special project, I am available. I have produced over 400 podcast episodes and have worked with other writers to convert their stories into audio dramas.Also, if you don’t have the time to polish and edit your podcast you can hire me. I will make sure your podcast is up to industry standard. ContactTwitter is the best place to reach me, @Poeticearthling You can also connect with me on LinkedIn or on my website, Poeticearthlings.com
Resurrection

Resurrection

2020-10-3114:521

Ted and Nemron debate the moral implications of resurrecting the human experiment. By the press of the button humanity could be reborn, but is it worth it? Season 2, Episode 1 This philosophical conversation takes place outside of our known universe. Everything we are experiencing is an illusion or more accurately a computer simulation.  If you haven't listened to season one’s finale,  Human Data File 365, I suggest that you do. It may make more sense to witness the conversation of these supernatural beings that spun the galaxies into existence. The original story was written a few years ago in my book Universe Splendor. When I wrote it, I wasn’t familiar with the Simulation Theory, the idea that humanity and all of life is a complex code. The goal of writing Human Data file was to explore and ponder spiritual mysteries. That's what I enjoy about writing stories, to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone, to challenge my worldviews and basic beliefs.For the record I don't believe in the Simulation Theory, even though one of my favorite movies is the Matrix. In this modern-day classic Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is chosen to liberate humanity from there virtual world. The proponents of the Simulation Theory have failed to offer conclusive evidence that Earthlings are mere 1's and 0's inside of a computerized algorithm. If we are only sophisticated codes  or subroutines controlled and manipulated by outside forces, then free will is a misnomer. If there is no such thing as free will then the concept of morality is a complete fabrication. If we endorse the idea of Simulation Theory, then are actions right or wrong is outside of our control. You can't blame the person that breaks into your home and kills your Poodle since his or her actions were preordained. Society would devolve into anarchy if we firmly hold this view.  Special Thanks Thank you to the writing community on twitter, #writingcommunity for all of your comments, likes and  retweets. Independent writers are stronger when we stick together, thank you for sticking with me. As always thank you to my big brother Elvis, please check out his YouTube channel Toronto RC. It's not about stories or books, Elvis collects and flies’ drones along with other remote controlled vehicles. Music Most of the sound effects and music is by Epidemic Sound, I couldn't have made this episode without them. Side Note New episodes will appear every two weeks, occasionally I will throw in a micro episode. Support To support this show please buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings. Monthly members will receive extra content that's not available on the main feed, such as behind the scenes access and remixes of previous episodes. Or you can give per episode or as a onetime gift. Thank you once again for spreading the word about this show. Contact The best place to get a hold of me is on Twitter, my handle is @poeticearthling. If you follow me, I will follow you back, and if you leave a compliment, I will read it on the show. If you want to hire me to produce and voice your short story you could reach me on Twitter or at  LinkedIn/poeticearthlings
Call To Action

Call To Action

2020-10-1131:32

Go behind the scenes of Poetic Earthlings in this candid interview from the Call To Action Podcast. Season two starts later this month in the meantime listen to my Fireside chat with the extraordinary Sante from the Call To Action Podcast. We talk about the origins of Poetic Earthlings, old school hip hop and creating from the ground up. If your an entrepreneur or thinking about creating your own podcast then this episode is for you. Contact: I'm always available on Twitter @Poeticearthling Support: To help the show to grow please tell a friend. You can also give a one time gift or become a monthly member at Buymeacoffee/poeticearthling monthly members will receive exclusive content.
Black Dog

Black Dog

2020-09-2904:10

Depression is like a dog who's constantly barking and biting at your heel Because of social distancing due to COVID, depression and other forms of mental disease is on the rise. If your not suffering I'm sure you know someone who is. When the lockdown in my city was firmly in place downtown Ottawa seemed like a ghost town, sort of like a scene from the Walking Dead. The trendy shops, book stores and restaurants were closed. The Canadian hustle and flow of the Byward Market was reduced to crickets, and the packed city buses were deserted. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw a tumbleweed blowing in the wind. I wish I could tell you I was emotionally immuned but it got to me. Seeing everyone wearing masks and keeping at a safe distance. For a person who feeds off the energy of other earthlings isolation could be a deathnail. I don't mean to sound like a drama queen but it's true. I kind of long for a packed city bus again, are you like me? To be honest I noticed myself slipping into dark mental places. It's hard to cheer yourself up with Netflix and stupid cat videos on Youtube when it feels like the world is coming to an end. It really comes down to a matter of perspective and unplugging from social media. I don't have all the answers, not even the "experts" have all the answers. We all like to be in control, I know I do, and the fear is a loss of control. Maybe it's okay not to have all the answers. I wrote this episode not because I have overcome the Black Dog but I'm still going through it and by the grace of God one day I will overcome these negative and destructive thoughts. Contact: The best place to get a hold of me is on twitter @poeticearthling. I post pictures, crazy ideas and the occasional poem. Please feel free to reach out to me and share your thoughts about this episode. Music: All music is licensed by Epidemic Sound Thank You I mentioned the interview with the Podcast Insider please follow the link to give it a listen.
Self Sabotage

Self Sabotage

2020-09-1005:191

Sometimes the biggest obstacle keeping us from our goal is ourselves. Are you standing in your way? Special Thanks To the #WritingCommunity on Twitter and to Okon Ukeme from the WordChef podcast. Contact To read all my crazy and sometimes inspiring tweets I'm on Twitter @Poeticearthling, let me know what you think of the show and I will mention you on the next Mico episode. Season Two Brand new full length episodes is arriving next month, some of the stories will tie into season one. Support Please continue to spread the word about this show and consider supporting me on Buymeacofee.com/Poeticearthlings If you become a member you will receive an exclusive podcast called the Mothership, that tackles the creative process. Music Music by Epidemic Sound and Freesound.org
His style and mannerism may be offensive and crude, but we can all learn something if were open minded enough to listen. Don't worry, this is not about politics. Welcome to the Mothership, a behind the scenes podcast for members only. This show is intended for writers and other artist who desire to go against the grain. I will explain my writing process and how I come up with new ideas. We also discuss overcoming mental barriers such as writers fatigue, writers block and the imposter syndrome. All episodes are unscripted as I share from my personal experiences. I will share with you my mistakes, shortcomings and victories in order to give you the tools to navigate through your creative pursuits. Support To listen to all of the episodes of the Mothership you can subscribe at Buymeacoffee/Poeticearthlings and become a monthly contributor or as I would like to say, a Super Earthling. Special Thanks I was a special guest on the Create Art Podcast, please click on the link to listen. Upcoming Season Season Two of Poetic Earthlings is arriving this fall, please spread the word about the show. Contact To see what I'm up to when the microphone is off visit me on Twitter @Poeticearthling and don't forget to say hello, I respond to all of my messages.
Everything Sucks

Everything Sucks

2020-08-1205:13

Do you feel that sometimes everything sucks, and no amount of self help books or a therapist can get you out of the slump? This micro episode maybe the cure. Support Become a monthly member and receive bonus content at buymeacoffee.com/Poeticearthlings Thank You Special thanks to Shante from the Call to Action Podcast, please check out my interview on the above link and subscribe to her show. Contact I'm on twitter @Poeticearthling And you can visit me at Poeticearthlings.com
So Long Tarzan

So Long Tarzan

2020-07-3105:26

We saw it coming, but didn't expect it to happen so soon. This is a true story, but it’s not what you expect. Thank you listening to the micro episode, season two arrives in the Fall. Special Thanks to Okon Cornelious, please check out his podcast Wordchef on Spotify. Contact follow me on Twitter @Poeticearthling and I will follow you back. Visit my headquarters at Poeticearthlings.com So Long Tarzan Last time we met was on Christmas Day, that's when I noticed something strange. He didn't greet me at the door as he normally did, he was withdrawn and reclusive not his light hearted self.  his age was a factor, rust seeped into his bones, his athletic legs of yesterday can hardly climb up the stairs. My old friend has seen better days, half the time  he doesn't know where he is, we call his name but he rarely responds, a high wheezing sigh parted his lips, was it fatigue or indigestion it was difficult to tell, a doctors visit would be too expensive and we couldn't afford insurance, we had to watch our friend sink down the drain, his mind dissolving, body faltering.  Two weeks after the Christmas dinner we received the grim but expected message, due to complications his family decided to put him down. $150 for a trained professional to inject a needle in the skin, he did not realize that today was his demise when they placed him in a cage and drove him to Gatineau.  His small furry body absorbed the poison, his feline tail laid flat on the table.
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Didn't really provide much detail about the book. You couldn't edit it and still convey the message?

Feb 9th
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Manny Birch

it feels oddly formal.. more like a written piece than a spoken one. I think its hilarious though

Aug 21st
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Nuage Laboratoire

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